It is amazing that after so many years, Microsoft OS still have no SSH client included. Windows 7 takes out telnet by default for security reason, but not adding a secure shell as a replacement. Good thing there is a freeware called PUTTY that allows us to do SSH for free. If you have been using PUTTY, you know it is very easy to use and you don’t even have to install it. You can run it as a standalone executable.
Today I would like to show you one of the trick I found which has been very useful and very easy to set it up. I found there are some sites I ssh in often but I just can’t memorize its URL and its username to login to. PUTTY allows you to add any kind of settings to the site you want to connect to with “session” settings, but I found it is even easier for me to access the site when I create a batch file and place on my desktop. This allows me to simply double-click it to access it. Here is how:
open a Notepad file and write
START “” putty.exe -ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
Save it as my-site.bat and place it on your Desktop. That’s it! You can simply double-click the my-site.bat file to SSH in to my-site.com with login name pre-entered.